New Orleans-based attorney Frank J. D'Amico Jr. has filed a lawsuit against the NFL for missing the pass interference call at the end of the NFC Championship, according to WDSU News.
D'Amico filed the suit in Civil District Court for Orleans Parish "to ask the Courts to Order the Commissioner to take action" by using a little-known rule that grants Roger Goodell "the sole authority to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary and/or corrective measures if any club actions, non-participant interference, or calamity occurs in an NFL game extraordinarily unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of the game.”
If you thought this couldn't be taken less seriously: I fixed the typos in D'Amico's statement of the Rule, 17, Section 2, Article 1. Because if there's anything dumber than a missed-call lawsuit over a missed call, it's a missed-call lawsuit with typos.
And if there's anything dumber than a typo-filled missed-call lawsuit, it's a typo-filled missed-call lawsuit in which the lawyer copied and pasted a ProFootballTalk article into his press release without attribution.
"I'm not sure," D'Amico told HERO Sports when asked how the press release was written. "We did get it off the internet. We saw that and we certainly used it for some of our information to get our press release out . . . I wasn't aware of it."
"We" (i.e. D'Amico) "used" the article for the press release, yet he wasn't aware they stole the entirety fo a 370-word article without attribution. This man is a lawyer.
D'Amico says he's been "approached by numerous season ticket holders and members of the Who Dat Nation to take legal action" against Goodell and the NFL. Shockingly, he made no reference to the missed facemask on Jared Goff.
Here's the full press release (the original stolen release).